Friday, April 5, 2013

Editors and Agents

photo credit: the Albany Devils
Well, in case you're curious....

I have an editor looking at one story--a Christmas novella. Should hear back in a few weeks on that one.

And an agent asked for a partial of one of my novels. Wheehoo! Even if nothing comes from this, any request from an agent is such an ego boost. So, long story: I pitched to an agent this week, which means I wrote up a back-cover blurb and gave her the first 250 words of the story. There were many GREAT pitches. The day before the agent came back to comment on the pitches, I even thought to myself, "Why? Why do you do this? The story is great, but the blurb stinks...the 250 words is hardly enough to catch anyone's eye. No one wants what you're writing. Isn't that obvious by now?"  So, yeah...the torture!! It was a nice turn of events to have her ask for a partial...3 chapters of the story. And I'll throw the synopsis in there as well. *thumbsup*

The weekend is here. My plan to stay busy at the computer will be broken up by family life, friends, and an overall sense of contentment.
Hope yours is the same.
With Love,
Bethanne

2 comments:

  1. I'm guessing they seen something they liked or they wouldn't have bothered. Some of it may have been to see how you reacted and to get to know how working with you might be. Good luck!

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    1. I hope so, KR! She did say she liked the wounded soldier aspect/element of the story, alot. So I think that's why she asked for a partial. *shrug* it's not exactly a raving review, but it's not bad. :D

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